An act of Kind(ness)

I'm not a huge power bar/granola bar kind of girl but I love me some Kind Bars. Have you tried one? They have them at Starbuck's by the register which is where I usually fall prey to their delicious, wholesome power. If I've skipped lunch or am especially peckish this is the perfect thing to keep my spirits up and my growling tummy at bay. They're really just a mix of nuts and dried fruits all stuck together with some type of sticky sweetener. No biggie, and at three-ish bucks a pop I figured I'd better attempt my own before I go broke. So I did. I used this recipe from enlightened cooking. I made mine with almonds, pistachios, figs and cherries, but as the recipe points out, you could do any mix of things (which gets the mind a'racing, no?). I used brown rice syrup as my bonding agent and it was perfect, just sweet enough. There was one little mishap in that there just wasn't enough stuff to fill the pan, so I quickly made some extra nut/dried fruit/brown rice syrup mixture and threw it in to fill up the pan a bit more.

These were delicious and as good as the buy-able ones. I think you should definitely make these. Okay? Okay.

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